Sundance parties tune up
Sure, Sundance revelers are talking about movies — and how many of them are dividing opinions — but there’s also been a lot of jazz about music.
At Sunday’s Lionsgate fete for “Leonard Cohen: I’m Your Man,” execs and talent alike were waiting for Neil Young to arrive. He didn’t, but U2’s the Edge did, along with Nick Cave and former Police members Stewart Copeland and Andy Summers.
Cave is featured in the Cohen doc and also is in town for “The Proposition,” which he penned and scored. He and pic’s thesps Guy Pearce, Danny Huston and Tom Budge managed to squeeze into ICM’s blowout on Friday, where DJs kept the decibel levels high most of the night.
Liz Phair and Dave Matthews showed up at the UTA/Amazon fete Sunday to catch Hasidic hip-hop/reggae sensation Matisyahu play.
Sting and wife Trudie Styler hit the dance floor at Motorola’s Late Night Lounge Saturday.
“There’s more swag up here than movies,” Styler said of the general fest scene. When Styler, a big supporter of environmentalist causes, was asked to pose with a Hummer at one of the swag dens, she declined: “Could you imagine the queen of the rain forest in a Hummer?”
Styler is in town for “A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints,” which she produced. Sting is an exec producer on the pic and also at the fest to support former bandmate Copeland, who directed a doc about the Police.
Sting and Styler also popped by Glamour mag’s party Saturday for Gwyneth Paltrow, who made her directorial debut at the fest (short film “Dealbreaker,” co-directed by Mary Wigmore).
(Pamela McClintock contributed to this story).